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Young athletes who suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear risk further injury unless they seek early treatment, according to a recent study from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital and two collaborating institutions.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), derived from a patient’s own blood, has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal injuries. The uses and research of PRP are growing in orthopedics, sports medicine and numerous other clinical areas.
Sprains and strains may sound alike, but they are completely different types of injury – and both are very common in children. Find out if your child is at risk and when you should seek medical care for your child.
When serious injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the most appropriate place to get medical care. Many people would head straight to an emergency room. But that may not be the best choice for your condition – or your wallet.
Whether you're jogging to stay in shape or training hard for a race, the repetitive motion of running can spell injury. Learn how to avoid these common injuries, how to spot the symptoms and the best way to treat them at home.
Kaylonna’s basketball season ended abruptly when she severely dislocated her knee, tearing a major ligament and damaging the cartilage. The 16-year-old had suffered dislocations before, but never as devastating.
Once considered an adults-only injury, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are being seen increasingly in young athletes, some as young as 10. Learn about a unique, three-pronged approach to treat and prevent ACL tears.
If you've suffered a sports-related injury, you may be a candidate to undergo stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy, just like pitcher Bartolo Colon, golfer Tiger Woods and tennis player Rafael Nadal.